How Long Does a Lovebird Egg Take to Hatch?


According to, lovebird eggs take 21 to 24 days to hatch. Lovebirds lay clutches of four to six eggs, usually laying eggs every second day until they have laid a full clutch.

Once lovebird chicks hatch, they should be left alone and should not be hand-fed for the first few days. Their mother feeds them a regurgitated formula that includes vital enzymes to aid their initial development. After a week to 10 days, breeders usually remove the chicks from the nest and begin hand-feeding them. Hand-fed chicks are social and more accepting of handling by humans as adults, making hand-fed lovebirds suitable pets.